What Causes Periodontal Disease?

When certain bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film which is constantly forming on teeth and tissue) produce toxins and enzymes, an irritation will occur to the gums causing inflammation. This will occur if the plaque is not removed daily. The gums become red, tender and bleed from the irritation. This condition is called gingivitis. If allowed to persist, the... read more »

Baby Bottles and Bedtime

Is putting your baby to sleep with a bottle harmful? Absolutely! When you put your baby to bed with a bottle of formula, milk (including breast milk) or juice, the sugars stay in the mouth, providing “food” for the bacteria which cause decay. If your baby insists on using a bottle to calm down, fill the bottle with water instead... read more »

What is Xylitol?

We’d like to introduce you to Xylitol, a five-carbon sugar that kills bacteria in your mouth by starving it. Scientists have found that the best way to use this ingredient is to put it in chewing gum, where it’s steadily delivered to your teeth. Xylitol helps children and adults who are cavity-prone because it attracts calcium and other minerals which... read more »

Information about Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is actually an infection in the gums and tissues that support your teeth. When plaque and food particles are left on teeth, a build-up of bacteria occurs in that crevice just below the gum line. As the bacteria grow and thrive, they feed on the tissue that attaches to your tooth and causes the... read more »